Dubai Municipality launches geospatial business incubator, GeoHub

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Dubai Municipality launches GeoHub
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Dubai Municipality has launched the geospatial business and innovation incubator, ‘GeoHub’ within the framework of joint cooperation by its Geographical Information System (GIS) Centre with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment for Small and Medium Enterprises Development (Dubai SME) and the Hamdan Innovation Incubator.

The incubator is one of the first in the region based on two ecosystems, the first being creativity, which includes the entrepreneurship ecosystem and the second being innovation which includes the academic development ecosystem.

The launch reflects the Municipality’s commitment to provide the best services that meet international standards in various fields and Dubai Government’s directives on complete smart transformation.

A delegation from Dubai SME and Hamdan Innovation Incubator evaluated the GeoHub and ensured its adherence to accreditation standards during a visit to the GIS center.

During the visit, the center’s working team debriefed the delegation on the goal of the GeoHub incubator and its techniques of subscription and working mechanisms. In addition, the team presented its achievements, including key projects and research in areas of GIS and municipal work, as well as the services it offers, such as delivering geospatial services and data to facilitate innovative projects, creative spaces, and geospatial software and licenses.

In the future, specialists and consultants will offer members and entrepreneurs associated with the incubator with the required support to implement their projects and the Centre will further conduct workshops to attract investments to the creative geospatial initiatives and projects.

The incubator aims to develop the latest working models, which establishes directives to solidify the Municipality’s leading position in nurturing best creative practices, supporting startups, offering leading companies investment opportunities in municipal work and attracting new geospatial innovation, research, and development in Dubai.

The new working model reinforces Dubai Municipality’s partnership with academic institutions and investment companies, through which it targets to establish an effective and sustainable communication system to ensure creativity and innovation to support its strategic vision.

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